Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Tinhorn Creek Kerner Late Harvest 2007 Wine Review

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Tinhorn Creek Kerner Late Harvest 2007
South Okanagan Valley, BC VQA, Canada
Community Score: 4.4/5
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Product #: 632216

Price: $12.99
Alcohol: 13.4%
Drink: 2009-2014
Sweetness: Sweet
Bottle size: 200 ml
Wine Type: Dessert Wine

Winery: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Agent: Renaissance Wine Merchants
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Natalie's Score: 89/100

Such a pretty wine! Lovely aromas of ripe apricot, peach and pear preserves. The tropical fruit flavours make a tasty companion to any fruit-based dessert.

Kerner Late Harvest food pairings: This wine is a perfect partner for fruit and nut desserts such as tarte tatin, pears poached in wine, or hazelnut tart. It is also an excellent choice for cheese, perhaps served with dried apricots and roasted nuts..

This was reviewed December 1, 2009 by

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The Kerner grapes were left to hang on the vines to make an Icewine, but when the cold weather had not come by the end of November we decided to harvest. The result was a late harvest wine rather than a Icewine, but we felt that we were taking a chance on the quality of the grapes if we left them to hang any longer. At first light, the cellar team harvested this vineyard cluster by cluster, taking only the highest quality grapes and leaving those that had been damaged by hanging.
The grapes were pressed and fermented cool over the course of two months. Once the wine had completed fermenting it was filtered and allowed to age in stainless steel tanks for an additional four months prior to bottling in June 2009.

Kerner routinely produces high sugar levels, so it is a natural choice for late harvest wines. Our 2008 Kerner Late Harvest has intense aromas of apricots, peaches and ripe apples, while citrus and tropical flavours add complexity on the palate. The key to this wine is its lovely natural acidity, which perfectly counterbalances its rich, ripe, mouth-filling fruit. The result is a wine very much in the Alsatian vendange tardive style: more focused on concentrated flavour and rich texture than intense sweetness.

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